Original Doohickey failed
Just bought an '04 KLR with 16k miles. The previous owner (who was the second owner) never heard of a Doohickey, so the first thing I did was replace it. Got the whole kit with tools from Eagle Mike.
Took me all afternoon to replace it because I'm a rookie. Anyway, when I removed the factory part it was partially broken. Half the collar around the top of the bolt hole was missing. Of course I looked all over inside with a flashlight, including the rotor magnet, the pieces I removed, and the old oil. Never found a trace of that missing piece.
Now my question is what do I do? Beyond making a reasonable attempt to find the broken piece there's nothing I can do but hope for the best and keep riding. My next purchase is a magnetic drain plug. Thoughts?